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Alex Gordon excited after hitting session on a tee, ready to take soft toss

Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon.
Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon. The Kansas City Star

Alex Gordon took 20 to 30 swings off a tee on Friday morning and said he felt no discomfort in his surgically-repaired right wrist. Unless he experiences a setback over night, he plans to take part in soft-toss drills on Saturday.

“It’s pretty exciting, though,” Gordon said. “Honestly, it is.”

Gordon received clearance from the Royals medical staff on Monday to begin throwing and a hitting program. He started taking dry swings on Tuesday, graduated to hitting off the tee on Friday and now will take another step forward.

Gordon expects to miss a week of Cactus League game. He plans to be ready by Opening Day.

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